Title

Revisiting Japanese-American Internment amid talk of a Muslim Registry

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Video

Publication Date

1-20-2017

Abstract

This presentation will introduce the history of the detainment of people of Japanese descent in concentration camps during the early 1940s following an executive order by Roosevelt. I will also contextualize comments made by Trump and surrogates who have cited the Supreme Court's upholding as constitutional the executive order (Korematsu vs. US) as a legal precedent for creating a registry of Muslims. In doing so, they are attempting to normalize such measures.

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